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Questions tagged [storage]

includes any question relating to managing storage or storage space

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How to cap the amount of local storage for Photos App

Mojave and others have a feature where Photos is optimised for local storage, once triggered it will purge a certain amount of space by leaving low fidelity version of certain photos locally and the ...
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How to delete Music Creation?

I followed the guidelines here by doing the following: 1) Delete the GarageBand app from the Applications folder 2) Check the ~/Library folder for these files: /Library/Application Support/...
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iCloud: Photo is locked due to account maintenance

I'm trying to upload photos (~50K of them) from my MacBook to iCloud. The process is quite glitchy - getting "aw shucks, your connection has broken" even though I am sending them in batches (~4k at a ...
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System Info says my Documents folder is 170GB when Finder says it's only 8GB!

Today I got a warning that my disk was running out of space, and up popped the System Information Recommendations window. It claims my Documents folder is 170GB in size as you can see here: But ...
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In my ~/Library folder there is Caches folder. Can this be emptied? [duplicate]

My ~/Library folder has gotten very large. Inside this ~/Library folder is a folder name Caches. This folder 5.5 GB. Can this Caches folder be trashed.
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Dictionaries getting deleted on their own from iPhone

I noticed that some of the dictionaries downloaded under Settings app → General → Dictionary get deleted automatically (they do remain for some days after being downloaded, but they get deleted on ...
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I can't install bootcamp [duplicate]

It says I have to have at least 42 GB or more but as you can see I have 55 GB available. Tried looking online for solutions but all they say is time machine but I have never used this and the "Backup ...
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How to delete app data from iCloud?

I had an app called Ulysses classic. I'm not using it anymore, so I want to delete it. I select Delete documents & data under System Preferences → iCloud → Manage, but it didn't work and app ...
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How to clear space on c drive on windows 7 laptop

I had to download the latest iPhone software update via iTunes, as my iphone’s Wi-fi stopped working. I have installed the update on my phone, but the c drive on my laptop is now full and in the red. ...
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Hard Drive Full, can't figure out why

My mac recently started to indicate that the startup disk was full. I went thru and cleaned out all the disk images and videos and other large files that I could find. Emptied trash. Emptied downloads....
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Mojave is eating storage like candy, no matter how much I free up [duplicate]

By my count, I should have 40-50gb free. But starting a few weeks ago, I'd wake up having created no new files, and 5gb would be gone, or 10gb. Today, it told me that no storage was left. I freed up ...
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iCloud Drive or music creation (or both?)

So I'm trying to clean my Macbook Pro in order to have more storage, but this whole iCloud Drive thing is very confusing. Out of my total 121GB, 47GB are iCloud Drive and 22GB are music creation. My ...
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Why is Apple Mail showing as 61GB?

Can anyone explain/help with this? (My local Mac techy can't.) My 2013 Retina MBP (running Mojave) is almost full, but it tells me Mail is somehow using 61GB. It was showing 70GB until I deleted ...
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What is the 41GB of “System” on my MacBook? [duplicate]

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro, and it's running out of storage:. What I cannot understand is, what is the 41GB of "System" (grey). I installed an app called Disk Inventory X which scanned my drive and ...
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How do I free up space on my Mac?

I'm confused regarding what options I have to be able to keep working on my work computer. According to DiskSweeper, this is how my 500GB disk space is used: Besides from things that cannot be ...
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Do downloaded songs stay on my phone after the playlist changes?

I have added a dozen playlists to my library on Apple Music, which are managed by Apple or other organizations, so they get updated. When I go on road trips, I use Wi-Fi to download all those ...
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Creating Encrypted Time Capsule disk is taking DAYS!

I bought a G-Drive 8TB external USB-C hard drive to use as a Time Machine disk for my new 15" 2018 MacBook which is appointed with 32GB of RAM & 4TB SSD storage. Snappiest MacBook you can buy, or ...
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2Gb free but can’t record video

My phone says it has paused uploading images to iCloud, despite there being 25Gb space free there, and it won’t record video due to lack of storage on the device, despite it having over 2Gb free. ...
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Finder drops connection to server / network attached storage

I am trying to transfer data that takes days to complete and would like to have a permanent connection to my Network Attached Storage device. I can open finder, then go--> connect to server in order ...
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How do you force a “Waiting to Upload” Wav format file, in iCloud Files app

I’ve read some of the other posts on this issue about forcing "Waiting to Upload" files, but none of the solutions seem to work for me because I am using an iPhone 7 (transferring from iPad) and most ...
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iPad Falsely Reports Out of Storage

I have a teacher in my school who is trying to use an iPad (new - purchased this year) to record classroom activity using the built-in camera. The iPad has 32 gigs total, with just about 20 gigs ...
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Found a 52.1GB file related to google in mac 'private' folder. can I delete this?

I checked the storage on my macbook and discovered the 'system' was using nearly 150 GB. I looked around online and discovered the app OmniDiskSweeper. I gave it a go and discovered a massive file ...
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After resetting iPhone, photos are not accesible via cable connection

I have a 16 GB iPhone 6 and as most of you might have experienced, after a certain point in its lifetime, that amount of space gets filled in a couple of weeks or months. Previously what I used to do ...
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“About this mac -> Storage” show different values than “Macintosh HD” [duplicate]

I attached images to better illustrate the problem Notice how the total of all the file folders in the Macintosh HD pic is approximately 150GB --however-- "About This Mac -> Storage" shows only ...
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6GB of “System Storage” on iPhone 6 - Reset Doesn't Clear It

I have had issues with my iPhone's System Storage category taking up anywhere from 6 to 9 GB of storage. This is a huge problem for me, as I have a 16GB phone! I have backed up and wiped my phone in ...
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iPhone and iCloud storage not fill but isn't allowing me to take a picture

i have an ihphone X with 64GB of storage and 200GB of icloud storage. as you can see bellow both of them have still available space. Unfortunatelytely the "iPhone storage full, can't take a picture" ...
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How to delete storage in 'Other Volumes in Container'?

As you can tell from the picture I have the majority of my disk storage being taken up by 'Other Volumes in Container' leaving me with less than 20GB to actually use. Running Mojave 10.14.2 on a 2015 ...
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Low storage space and 65gb in System dir? [duplicate]

I have noticed lately that I've been lacking any space on my MacBook. I've looked at the storage data and noticed my System dir is taking up 65gb, on looking up online this issue the culprit is ...
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Is there a way to selectively sync files/folders in iCloud Drive?

I have a 2TB iCloud storage plan and I'd like to upload a media folder for backup purposes onto Apple's servers without having it automatically download to iCloud Drive on my local SSD. Is there a ...
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Could not find videos taking space on iPhone

I am always running out of space on my iPhone (SE, 64Gb, iOS 12.1.2). I tried to managed everything managed via the "Settings > General > iPhone Storage" but there seems to be some media files I could ...
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Cannot merge back space left by bootcamp

So, I uninstall Windows 10 using Bootcamp, but now I got this 'free storage' space that I cannot merge back again, I've tried everything that's already answered in this forum for this type of ...
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iPhone System Storage over 50 GB

The extremely high system storage is making my phone unusable. What do I do? None of my apps have any storage more than 3.44 GB. When I connect to iTunes it shows like 30 something GB available. It ...
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Can I automatically mark/categorize photos as “uploaded” on iPhone?

I take a lot of photos on my iPhone, and they occupy a significant percentage of my storage space. Many of these photos, however, are eventually uploaded to several services (Facebook, Instagram, ...
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Sharing icloud local storage between users

Context: I prefer to switch the user instead of closing and opening all apps and windows I need for work every day. Therefore I want to set up two users for myself on one machine: one for work and one ...
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About this mac → Storage not showing anything

The storage information is not shown under About this mac → Storage, but the same is available in Disk Utility. I tried to turn my MacBook off and on again, but to no avail. I have a mid 2012 ...
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If I turn off iCloud backups for an app, will it affect it?

I am running low in iCloud storage, so if I turn off backups for certain apps, will it be affected? For example let’s say it’s social media, will the photos or videos be lost?
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Can any of the expansion flash drives for iphone be accessed by applications?

I want to play audio files in speedup player which is an app on my iphone. Can the storage space in any expansion flash drive plugged into the lightning port be accessed directly by the 3rd party app ...
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How can I free up storage on my MacBook Air?

My MacBook Air is out of storage but I can't figure out how to free up storage. I've tried deleting videos and photos but this doesn't change anything. I've also tried deleting videos off iMovie but ...
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If I delete the sound library from GarageBand on my Mac, can I reinstall it later for free?

I have a MacBook Air and it doesn't have very much storage so I want to delete the sound library from garage band (not the whole app, just the sound library). if I do this, will I be able to reinstall ...
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Deleted everything from MacBook but storage space is still half full

I recently ran out of space on my MacBook Air. I moved all my Mac data to an external hard drive, created a new user administrator and deleted the old one in order to erase everything without loosing ...
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I have a 256GB Macbook Pro but only shows 142gb of storage

I have a 256GB Mac book pro but it only shows that I have 142GB of storage. on a macbook pro 2017 13 inch w/touchbar and my OS X is 10.14 Diskutil List shows the following: /dev/disk0 (internal): #: ...
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Why the storage of Documents showing wrong in mac?

macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 I recently removed some of the large files in my mac and checked the storage. I'm shocked to see this. The Documents folder in which all my files and other folders ...
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Deleted file taking up space

A few months ago I deleted a game that was taking up a lot of space on my Mac (all files from the game were removed). It was a game I downloaded through the Steam application, which I have since moved ...
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MacOS High Sierra Suddenly Bloated by About 40GB [duplicate]

I noticed that sometime in the last couple weeks or so my 2015 MacBook Pro's High Sierra bloated by about 40GB. In that time span, I have not installed any new software nor have done anything except ...
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Unknown storage space limit error

I'm not sure where this error is coming from. I thought it was maybe for an old backup/sync app I used called Spideroak, but my limit there is 6gb. I have used Box, Dropbox (still do with over 12gb of ...
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How to remove a font downloaded through Font Book?

Font Book has a few international fonts that need to be downloaded before use. After downloading one there is no immediate way to remove it again. Can this be worked around?
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Would “System” storage taking up 60 GB on High Sierra slow down my Mac?

I never configured Time Machine backups it so don’t think I have any in-place backups, however System reports it’s using HALF of my storage space and now my macbook's been working as slow as a snail. ...
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Can I safely delete three icloud drive (archive) folders that take almost 80GB of storage?

I know there's already a similar question about this, but the answer "If you don't need their contents, you can delete both of them." is not clear to me because I need the contents, just not three ...
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iCloud just display the photos and do not download them as the iPhone does

I've always been an iPhone user, however, I just recently bought my first MacBook Pro and one of the things that made me upset was iCloud, it downloaded all my photos and videos to the device, I'd ...
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iCloud is full but iphone storage is empty

Is that possible to backup all the photos from iCloud into iphone storage? How to do that?